Date: December 24, 2022
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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

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It seems so right to have a big batch of grandma's sugar cookies during the holidays, especially at Christmas. My grandma always had container after container of her sugar cookies ready for us all during the holidays.

It seems so right to have a big batch of sugar cookies during the holidays, especially at Christmas. My grandma always had container after container of sugar cookies ready for us during the holidays. She could barely pull them out of the freezer fast enough.

Some might have noticed that there is already one sugar cookie recipe on the blog titled, Grandma Eva's Sugar Cookie recipe so you might be wondering why I am posting another one. Well, truth be told, my grandma had at least two recipes for many things and this just happens to be one of them.

Both sugar cookie recipes are awesome and beloved by our family, but this one is a little easier since you are only dealing with it shortening so there is no waiting for your butter to soften! A couple of important things that are the same as the other recipe, make sure you cream together your shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla well. I let this part go for several minutes, rushing this part will not give as much air into your cookies.

The other super important thing is allowing the dough to chill in the fridge. The dough needs to chill a minimum of a couple of hours, but it is even better if it is overnight. I have even frozen the dough in sections and pulled it out as needed. Just make sure to give the dough plenty of time to thaw so that when you roll it out it does not break apart.

I hope your friends and family enjoy them as much as we do. Whenever I grab one I am instantly taken back to my grandma's home, then flooded with all the memories of our family's holidays.

Enjoy, and from my family to yours, happiest of holidays, and may you find joy and peace in all things.

A rack of cookies sitting on top of a counter.

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is seriously amazing! It is super easy and is also great if you are looking to get some things made ahead of time.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 110 kcal


  • Hand mixer or a stand mixer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling Rack


  • 3 cups Sifted Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 9 oz White Chocolate Chips (Sugar-free Lilly's)
  • 1 bag Key Lime Pie M&M's
  • 2 square One Fresh Pack of Grahman Crackers and one to crush to top cookies, or one package from a regular box, half to mix in and half crushed to "top" cookies.


  • Sift flour with the baking powder, soda and salt, I cut in shortening with my mixer and it has always worked out fine!
  • Beat eggs, add sugar, milk, and flavoriing, combine with dry ingrediants and mix.
  • Then add in white Chocolate Chips, M&M'S, and then add the grahman crackers and mix well.
  • Form dough into a ball or use a cookie scooper and chill dough in refridgerator. Chill for at least 30 min or over night!
  • If you did not scoop the dough, roll and cut cookies on parchment. Then bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown in a 350 degree oven.
  • Enjoy cookies or ice with Lime icing and sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top.



If you want to bump up the lime flavor, prior to juicing limes for the lime icing, zest one tablespoon of lime zest and mix the dough with the wet ingredients. 


Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 0.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 0.001gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.05mg
Keyword Christmas, Cookie, easy, frosting, grandma recipe, grandma's cookies, sugar, sugar cookies
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